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Steven Heine: Celebrating Forty-Five Years of Scholarship


FIU SIPA News posted this article about Dr. Steven Heine's recent accomplishments. An upcoming virtual event at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion to be held on December 1, 2020 at 11 a.m., will include a panel honoring his forty-five years of scholarship. Click here to read the article!

Claudia Lau receives FIU CIBER award for COIL course | ASN 3143 Corporate Culture of China


The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) has awarded Asian Studies Instructor Claudia Lau for the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) design that she developed for her course ASN3143 Corporate Culture of China with FIU-Qingdao University.

Volume XXIV (2020) of Japan Studies Review is Now Available


The current 2020 issue (Volume XXIV) of the Japan Studies Review (JSR) is now available online. For hard copies, contact

Upcoming Events

AFTJ Spring 2021 Contest

03/06/2021 10:00 AM

The Association of Florida Teachers for Japanese welcomes students to participate in the Spring 2021 Contest! The categories include: Speech Video, Manga, Karaoke Video and Promotional Video. The deadline to register is March 6th, 2021. For more information please email:

Movements and (Dis)placements - Travel Experiences in Studies of Japan

03/12/2021 06:00 PM

Join us on Friday, March 12th from 6-7:15 pm (EST) for an interactive virtual colloquium designed for interdisciplinary Asian Studies students to learn about the different travel experiences in studies of Japan. The panel will include a discussion with insightful commentary on Japanese travels through literary analysis in global and pedagogical perspectives, with presentations by Elisa Romulo Borges, Matías Chiappe Ippolito, and Marcela Lopez Bravo. Click here to for more details.

Japanese Traditional Music - Koto: Beginners I & II

04/10/2021 10:30 AM

Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th centuries. Learn about the history, culture and techniques in how to play this exquisite instrument in this 5-week course. Instruments will be provided for participants to use in the class. These special workshop sessions are presented by the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens. Click on the link for more info!

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